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Monday, April 21, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration (WASHINGTON) – United States Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today announced his proposal to abolish the United States Selective Service System and end the requirement for young men to register for the draft.  Current law stipulates that all male U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. “The time has come to end the registration requirement ... Full Story

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp’s Statement on

Today Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp issued the following statement on the appointment of Ellen Golombek as Executive Director of Department of Labor and Employment. “Governor-elect Hickenlooper’s appointment to the Department of Labor may certainly take some of the air out of the bipartisan atmosphere he has promised to promote as Governor. His selection of a noted progressive activist and union boss in Ms. Golombek, certainly will raise plenty of eyebrows in Colorado’s business ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names more directors

Over the past week, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper announced several appointments. Reeves Brown will be Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. Brown is now Executive Director of CLUB 20, a non-profit political advocacy organization representing the interests of the 22-county Western Colorado region. He will use his working relationships with local governments and his experience in collaborative decision-making to assist local governments across Colorado deliver ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names three directors

Sue Birch named Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing DENVER ­— Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 — Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Sue Birch will be Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Birch is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs. She also helped start Club 20’s Health Care task force, which focused on Western Slope health care ... Full Story

Nikkel to Serve on Redistricting Committee

Rep. Nikkel Takes Leadership Role on Congressional Redistricting House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, today announced that he will be appointing Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, to serve on a special committee tasked with overseeing the congressional redistricting process during the 2011 Legislative Session. “B.J. has a demonstrated ability to build consensus and tackle tough issues,” McNulty said. “These traits will make her a strong and fair voice in the ... Full Story

Redistricting Committee formed

House and Senate Leaders Announce Appointments To Bipartisan Redistricting Committee House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, and House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, today announced their appointments to serve on the joint legislative committee tasked with drawing Colorado’s congressional lines. “Our goal in creating this committee is to take a new approach to the ... Full Story

Federal Judge rejects Miller’s challenges in

U.S. District Judge Ralph Biestline today rejected all of Joe Millers claims of election fraud. He also lifted the restraining order on certifying Lisa Murkowski as the winner of the Alaska election. It has been a long road as the Alaskan courts had already ruled against Miller and the federal court said he raised no issues applicable to the federal courts. In spite of the chain of losses, Miller still is contemplating his next step in his legal battle. The Anchorage Daily News has the ... Full Story

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask,

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Udall Successfully Helps Lead U.S. Senate on Final Bipartisan Vote to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Senate Passes Bill Allowing Department of Defense to Responsibly Implement New Policy Today the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill, cosponsored by Mark Udall, that will repeal the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and will task the U.S. Department of Defense with implementing the new policy in a way that protects our national security.  Earlier in the day, the Senate ... Full Story

Udall supports Dream Act

Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to follow his lead and vote for the DREAM Act. While the bill failed because it was filibustered by opponents, Udall will continue to support efforts to pass it so that all young people can earn the opportunity to realize the American dream. Udall released the following statement: “This is an important issue that affects the lives of so many young people who only want the opportunity to live the American dream – and know of no other ... Full Story

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious Criminal Histories

Press Release DENVER – As revealed today in a Denver Post Story by Lynn Bartels and follow up on Coloradopols.com, numerous Republicans running for the Colorado State House have significant criminal backgrounds. In light of this news, Pat Waak, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement: “With dozens of Republican state legislative candidates with criminal records as serious as wife-beating, drunk-driving, financial mismanagement, and threatening a ... Full Story

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